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5.0 out of 5 stars Contents of the Book
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One of the things that help me decide whether or not to buy a book is the table of contents. I hope the information below is useful.
Introduction.
How to use this book.
1. Statistical inquiry.
Making sense of experience.
What is...
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For the cost, this book is 4 standard deviations from the mean of value. See, I learned something!
In all seriousness, the book does accomplish what its sets out to do: Explain the most basic concepts in stats in rather plain language and without the supporting derivations and equations. But, in the end it is useless to anyone but perhaps a high school student...
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2.0 out of 5 stars This is an obsolute overprice book., Sept. 8 1999
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Armando Carradore (Buenos Aires, Argentina) - See all my reviews
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The book is interesting, but absolute overpriced
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Primer on Statistical Methods for Amateurs, Aug. 23 1998
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D. W. Casey (Sturbridge, MA United States) - See all my reviews
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Derek Rowntree's Statistics Withuot Tears is an excellent primer on concepts in statistics, written in very easy-to-understand language. It has just enough mathematics in it to be useful as a reference without being opaque.
Several books I have read written for "non-mathematicians" have not fit the bill, but this book explains statistics in a way that an average person can understand.
A friend of mine says that he recommends this book to friends when they are having difficulty in college statistics courses; it is an excellent tool for explaining concepts in a subject that mathematics instructors sometimes do not explain well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars "Without Tears" but WITH Value, Nov. 9 1997
The text is the first I've found that speaks about statistics in truly lay terms. No Carl Sagan, the author nonetheless brings a difficult--and potentially boring--subject to the masses. Okay, not the masses. Let's just say, the interested. I teach a Stats course in a large M.B.A. program; I recommend this book to all my students.
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